Greengate, M3

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4.55 Rating (based on 27 reviews) 27 reviews

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Very Good

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Average

4%

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4.78
Facilities
4.74
Design
4.85
Location
4
Value
4.48
Management

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Almost Perfect

Verified Resident

The main reason I chose to live at Greengate was because I wanted to live in the centre and the price in comparison to my old flat was ok, especially with all the facilities included.

My flat met all my expectations and we got what we asked for, which was a lovely two-bedroom apartment with two bathrooms. Everything was explained very well when we moved in and the recommended build company was great. As everything was done in-house, the whole process of sorting out our tenancy was so much smoother and easier than that of renting with a private landlord.

The building management at our development is very responsive, as everything gets fixed within a 24-hour period. For example, one morning the lock on the inside of our flat fell off and I couldn’t get out of my flat to go to work. Within 5-minutes, they sent someone straight away to come and fix it and I was very happy to leave them in my flat, which they locked up once they were done. They seem to know all the residents, which is a nice and friendly touch. The reception area with the concierge service is quite an amazing change from previously renting with a private landlord. They collect all our deliveries and issue a text message when something has been delivered. These deliveries are put in our lockers for us to collected and if for whatever reason, they can’t put them in our lockers, they keep the parcels behind the desk. It is a very secure and proficient service.

I would describe my flat as having a very modern and clean interior design with neutral tones and a clean colour palette, which is the perfect look for me. Most of our walls are white with a colour of dark patterned features walls. We have cream carpets and glossy varnished wood. We can’t drill into the walls, which is fair but do use a sticky back adhesive to attach photos to the walls. All the rooms are a good size with plenty of storage and wardrobe space. I really love the big king-sized beds, which come with great mattresses. As the building is only three-years old, we haven’t had any issues with snagging as the build-quality is of a very high standard.

I love the facilities available on site, particularly the free coffee available, which is great for when friends come over and when I am on my way to work. I also make use of the gym regularly at the weekends as it has lots of different apparatus. It’s free to use any time and has recently been expanded. I do have another gym membership at a gym closer to my work but having one on site is very useful at the weekends.

The amenities at Greengate are amazing with dry cleaning services available as well as grooming services for pets and parking is only £2.50. There are also a couple of guest suites, which you can book out for friends to stay over, which although is at an additional cost, it is nice to have the service available. As the development is pet friendly, the only real issue we have encountered is some residents do not pick up their dog’s waste.

There is also a lovely garden area with a nice water feature, which is great to use in the summer. There have been many events held here as we have socials every quarter. I love the socials as they are a nice way to meet people and free food and drink is provided. The community itself at the site is lovely and very friendly. We have a Facebook group where we can report any problems to the management team, who are moderating the page as well as highlight any issues to other residents to help each other out. It’s a really good space for communicating with your neighbours.

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The location is great for me as it is only a 15-minute walk away from work and only a 5-minute walk away from the Corner Exchange, where there are lots of bars and restaurants available. There is also a Sainsburys, which is seconds away. As our flat is in prime location, people opt to come here first before a night out. The Printworks is less than a 10-minute walk away, which has a discounted cinema. The only thing that is a bit further out is the more budget supermarkets like Aldi and Lidl. I’ve not had any issues personally with safety in the area, but a couple of muggings have been reported on our Facebook group.

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Everything was explained really well at each step of the way – in our viewing as well as when we got a tour of our flat when we moved in. Any issues we have had have been sorted very quickly. The place is exactly as it seems and has exceeded my expectations.

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3
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Love living here

Verified Resident

Modern building, and there is a nice community feel. Really spacious rooms with great beds and an amazing view. Bathroom utilities are really modern and there is also a big gym with plenty of machines etc.

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Love the area right next to city centre but can be quite noisy due

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Dont really have anything to suggest as i love living here

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5
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5
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Expensive but worth it

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Concierge really helpful to take the parcels. Great gym with a car park underneath which is quite expensive but standard for Manchester. Overall great place to live, beautiful design inside reception and in the bedrooms.

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be?

The second bedroom in apartment could be bigger based on the price we pay

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Great location close to the city centre and the ring road

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Estate agency were really thorough and everything is as it seems

5
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4
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5
Location
4
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4
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Great but not perfect

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Most things are brand new which i love, but the communal areas haven’t been kept clean recently due to the pets. Also at reception it receives so many parcels which delays us getting them. Building maintenance can also be quite slow.

 

What is the best feature of your home?

I love the view from my window across the whole of Manchester

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Location is great, you can walk everywhere, close to work etc.

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I wish i knew there was a bridge next to it that can be quite dodgy at night

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Not keen on city centre but still great place to live

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Very modern inside the reception and my bedroom. Love using the gym and the lobby is really nice. Communal areas are nice and sociable. It also feels quite safe for the city centre due to the gates and security.

What is the best feature of your home?

The balcony is the best feature, nice to have outdoor space in the city

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

I dont really like living in the city centre, and i think its too expensive

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I feel like it is too expensive for the overall service

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I love living here

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I love living here and have had a posting experience so far. The only negatives is the construction site noise, then increase rent each year to compete with newer properties nearby, and the furniture looks nice but is all from ikea so isn’t the best quality. The staff are all lovely though and will take your packages for you.

What is the best feature of your home?

The concierge is my favourite feature as they’re friendly and take packages.

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

I love how central we are but I dislike the noise from the construction site next door

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I wish I had known about the construction sites as they are very loud.

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Great place to live

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It’s on the pricey side but I do feel like you get more for your money…the building doesn’t come with parking which i find frustrating but in general I feel like its a great place to live and i’m really happy here.

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

The area is great but parking is an issue

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The weather in manchester lol

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Location
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Nice place but quite busy

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Very safe place to live, the lobby is great with good security. The actual apartment is quite small but i like the balcony. Not enough storage space inside the design isn’t the best although it is aesthetically pleasing. Also the kitchen smoke alarm is right above the oven which is inconvenient.

What is the best feature of your home?

We love the big windows in the apartment and also free coffee machine in reception

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

The area is really good but there is a lot of drunk people at night on the weekend

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A lot of cars drive past with loud music which is a pain

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Great location and secure property

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The building itself and the flat are both very modern and also secure. There is also an on site gym, free coffee machine in the reception and they have parties for the residents to socialise and meet new people.

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be?

It would be better if the second bedroom was slightly bigger and had an en suite so that it was fairer for people sharing the flat.

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

I like how close I am to the shops and public transport.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

There’s nothing that I wish I had known before moving in.

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Location
4
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4
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I am happy that the Front access is brilliant. The Security is great. Have been here for 7 weeks now and it’s a really nice place. The layout of the flat is great. The building is next to town and have the best restaurants and bars.

 

What is the best feature of your home?

One feature I like is the Balcony as it is great specially in the summer.

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

Train tracks can be noisy but only when the window are open. I like that it’s right next to town.

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I did my research before I moved in so I was happy with everything.

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